Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 9/26/12

Darrelle Revis is considered one of the best defensive backs in the NFL currently, but is Revis the best New York Jets defensive back of all time? You’ll have to read to find out, as we go down the list of the greatest defensive backs in New York Jets history starting with number 6 Burgess Owens.

6. Burgess Owens

Burgess Owens was drafted by the New York Jets in the 1973 draft 13th overall out of the University of Miami. At safety Owens started the majority of the time he was with the Jets from 1973-1979 and was a Pro Bowl alternate in the 1982 season. As a rookie in 1973 Owens returned an 82 yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos on October 28, 1973, which was the only kickoff return for touchdown in the 1970’s for the Jets.… Read more

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